Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a national association in the United States that supports and promotes court-appointed advocates for children in order to provide children with a safe and healthy environment in permanent homes.
CASA members advocate for children who have been abused and/or neglected and report to the court as to the best interest of the child.
Role of CASA:
Be the eyes and the ears for the court
Meet with children and families in respected placements
Prepare a court report and present findings of your recommendations for the best interest of the child/children
Appear at court hearings
Monitor court orders
Work within a court team to reunify children with their parents